Media Democracy

Wikipedia defines media democracy as a set of ideas advocating reforming the mass media, strengthening public service broadcasting, and developing and participating in alternative media and citizen journalism.

Media Room at the NPR

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Media democracy concepts include use of new media technologies to increase citizen participation in journalism and public discourse in order to promote democratic health through the spread of rarely discussed ideas, growth of non-corporate media sources and reduction of media concentration, and turn audiences into active participants to increase the diversity of perspectives and better reflect society’s make-up.